/ September 6, 2007

The U.K. Wants Your DNA

Lord Justice Stephen Sedley, a senior British judge, has announced his belief that all British citizens and all international visitors to the United Kingdom should have a DNA record on file with the British government. Britain currently stores the DNA samples from 5.2 percent of it’s citizens. In the United States the percentage is less than 1/2 of 1 percent. The collection of DNA from every citizen and visitor would dramatically increase the magnitude of the DNA database and would possibly cause an outcry among international travelers who fly into the United Kingdom.

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